Power engineers of Jammu & Kashmir plan to go on protest leave on 9 September against inordinate delay in filling up vacancies

Report by Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) correspondent


The Jammu and Kashmir Electrical Engineering Graduates Association (JKEEGA) held a meeting of its Guidance Council to deliberate on the inordinate delay in the filling up of vacant positions which has severely affected the power engineers of the State. JKEEGA decided to ask its members to go on protest leave on 9 September to demand immediate filling up of vacancies.

The meeting was chaired by Shri Sachin Tickoo, President and Shri Peerzada Hidayatullah, General Secretary of JKEEGA and attended by all Chief Engineers, Superintendent Engineers and Executive Engineers.

Shri Tickoo informed that there ate 2 posts of Managing Director, 3 posts of Executive Director, 5 of Chief Engineers, 14 of Superintendent Engineers, 61 of Executive Engineers, 132 Assistant Engineers and around 350 of junior Engineers are vacant leading to every other person holding minimum two or three charges in the Corporation of the PDD.

Shri Peerzada Hidayatullah said the significant issues of regularization, timely promotions against vacant posts and recruitment of Junior Engineers have been lingering for quite a long time, The JKEEGA has continuously following up on these issues but to no avail so they have been forced to take the step of the mass leave.




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